Person Details

Birthday: 1922-05-07 01:29:29

Death: 2006-02-25 01:29:29

Aliases: W. Lyle Richardson

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Spokane, Washington, U.S.

Homepage:

Movie Involvements: 51

TV Involvements: 13


Most Famous Work

Biography

Was an American actor best known for playing the title role in the television horror series Kolchak: The Night Stalker and his portrayal in the film A Christmas Story of the grumpy father given to bursts of profanity that he never realizes his son overhears. He appeared as the tough-talking, funny detective in the 1950s television series Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer. From 1959-1961, McGavin starred in the NBC western series Riverboat, first with Burt Reynolds and then with Noah Beery, Jr. Description above from the Wikipedia article Darren McGavin licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

The Virginian
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7

The Virginian

(1962) Mark Troxel
Raw Deal
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6

Raw Deal

(1986) Chief Harry Shannon
The Natural
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7

The Natural

(1984) Gus Sands (uncredited)
Tales of the Unexpected
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7

Tales of the Unexpected

(1979) Sheriff Milt Singleton
Airport '77
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6

Airport '77

(1977) Stan Buchek
Tony Awards
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7

Tony Awards

(1956) Presenter
The Man with the Golden Arm
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7
Captain America
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5

Captain America

(1990) General Fleming

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2005 N/A
1996 N/A
1995 Brian Madison
1994 N/A
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John Henry Phillips
1993 N/A
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Older Arthur Huntington
1992 Folsom Bunting
Henry Collins
1991 N/A
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Hank Dick
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Mr. Hobbs
1990 General Fleming
Condor - Secretary of Interior
Os Winfield
Wainwright
1989 Benjamin Mudge
1988 N/A
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Dr. Ernest McNab
E.K. Hornbeck
Chief Walter Vadney
1987 Walter
Craig Duncan
1986 Chief Harry Shannon
1985 Det. Kowalski
1984 N/A
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Gus Sands (uncredited)
1983 The Old Man (Mr. Parker)
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1981 Red
1980 N/A
Harry Forbes
Captain
Sam Parkhill
General George Patton
1979 Coach John Martin
Sheriff Milt Singleton
Timothy Donovan
Gen. George S. Patton
1978 Mayor Ragsdale
Michael Nolan
1977 Lawrence Evans
Stan Buchek
1976 N/A
Carl Kolchak
James McNally
Duke
1975 Pal Kovak
1974 Carl Kolchak
1973 N/A
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Oliver Spencer
Carl Kolchak
1972 N/A
Dr. Lou Grazzo
Sergeant Eddie Ryker
Paul Worden
Carl Kolchak
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1971 Darren McGavin (uncredited)
Joe Chalk
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Lieutenant Pete Cordova
Farrell
1970 Drake
Jim McCabe
Paul Killian
Jacob Gallery
1969 N/A
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1968 N/A
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David Ross
Col. Mike Blaiswick
1967 David Ross
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1966 N/A
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1965 Mike Gregory
Captain Frederick William Benton
1964 N/A
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Sam Ward
1963 N/A
1962 Himself
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Mark Troxel
1961 N/A
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Fred
1960 N/A
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1959 Captain Grey Holden
Self
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1958 Pete Harris
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1957 Charley Hand
Mike Damon
1956 Presenter
1955 Capt. Russ Peters
Louie
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Eddie Yaeger
George Peters
1954 N/A
1952 N/A
1951 N/A
1950 Self - Mystery Guest
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1949 N/A
1948 N/A
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1945 Balancing hobbyist
The Kid - Soldier in Hospital (uncredited)
Student (uncredited)
Year Character Movie/Tv

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1978 Screenplay
Year Role Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
1974 Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Directing


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